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Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Lately we just haven't been that confident with the software and service. There have been a lot of miscommunications, more price increases and less solutions. A lot of the software support people aren't 100% knowledgeable of what certain changes they help to make do the the software as a whole and it's really concerning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
7.4
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Paylocity
7.6
Employment history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Paylocity
7.4
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
7.7
Organizational charting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
Paylocity
6.6
Organization and location management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Paylocity
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
7.4

Payroll Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Paylocity
7.1
Pay calculation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Paylocity
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
6.8
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.3
Paylocity
5.9
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Paylocity
6.7
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Paylocity
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Paylocity
7.4
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Paylocity
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Paylocity
8.1
Approval workflow
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Paylocity
8.0
Balance details
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.2

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Paylocity
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
Paylocity
7.9
Update personal information
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
Paylocity
8.6
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Paylocity
7.6
Employee recognition
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Paylocity
8.8
View job history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Paylocity
8.0

Asset Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Paylocity
8.6

HR Reporting

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Paylocity
6.2
Report builder
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Paylocity
6.8
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Paylocity
6.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.4
Paylocity
5.4

Onboarding

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
7.3
New hire portal
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Paylocity
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
7.7

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Paylocity
7.5
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
8.0
Performance tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.3

Performance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
7.9
Performance plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
6.8
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Paylocity
7.7
Review status tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.0
Review reminders
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.4
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.7

Succession Planning

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Paylocity
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Paylocity
7.2
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Paylocity
8.5
Candidate search
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Paylocity
7.8
Candidate development
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Paylocity
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Paylocity
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Paylocity
6.4
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Paylocity
9.2
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Paylocity
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Paylocity
8.9
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Paylocity
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Paylocity
7.8

Pros

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • Benefits and Payroll Integration - changes happen in real time.
  • Workflows - still working on creating some but we created some so that when employees make changes, we are notified and that's great so nothing goes unnoticed.
  • Site is easy for employees to navigate and has a 'clean' presentation.
Dana Lyons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • We are still unable to use Attendance Management after being live on Dayforce for over a year. We have been told that one of our attendance policies can't be done in the system even though we were promised it could be done at the time we were choosing Dayforce. For our other policies, they are not working properly and no one we've worked with at Ceridian seems to understand Attendance. Our policies are very simple so this has been extremely disappointing.
  • Dayforce Support is a crapshoot. When submitting a ticket you can never be sure if you will receive a Support Rep who is knowledgeable and committed to resolving your issue or a Rep who is just trying to get that ticket closed and out of their queue. We receive inconsistent and incorrect responses fairly frequently. I've had to rely on a User Group for more accurate solutions.
  • Although we like the Recruiting feature, we would like to see more flexibility in that module. More tokens for the Offer Letter, more flexibility in the application questionnaire, etc.
  • Reporting is not intuitive and it seems to be becoming less so as new releases come out. It seems Ceridian is moving towards wanting clients to have Professional Services create all of their reports.
  • We would like to see better audits between WFM and Payroll. It is still too easy to miss hours in WFM that aren't picked up in Payroll.
  • Ceridian Tax Service has been extremely slow in handling questions. The Source Tax Online tool is clunky and difficult to extract information if you have a tax issue.
MariBeth Theusch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.1
Based on 74 answers
We are highly invested in Ceridian's Dayforce product. It give us the flexibility and scaling that our growing company needs. Its potential reaches beyond the basic HR functions to the decision making that our Management Team needs. Ceridian is always innovating the employee and employee experiences to offer cutting edge options.
Priscilla Midkiff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.8
Based on 52 answers
Dayforce is a cloud based, integrated system and as a whole is very user friendly. Dayforce allows managers to easily deal with day to day activities because all of the information is in one spot. Long gone are the days that a manager needs to log into separate systems to verify an employees timesheet, requests for time off, etc. By providing ease of use, our managers get more time back in their day to do other things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.2
Based on 23 answers
We have never experienced a total/unplanned outages that effected our ability to process payroll. However, there are times when the application's speed is significantly effected - and processing a payroll may take up to twice as long as normal.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.7
Based on 25 answers
We haven't noticed any slow-down due to the integration of Dayforce WFM with our Ceridian HPL products (HRIS and Payroll). The new HTML view of the timesheets don't load as quickly as the old Silverlight view - however, we have gotten used to the change.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.7
Based on 97 answers
Most of the time the support is great; it's not always super efficient but I always get the help I need. Occasionally it takes a lot longer than we had hoped or get conflicting responses. We had one ticket recently where we were told we would have to pay the service team to support us on the project and then another person called the next day with the solution to our query and was able to find a solution easily. Generally, though, the response is great and they either walk me though how to do something via a Zoom Meeting or they email step-by-step instructions on how to do it and say if I have questions we can set up a meeting to discuss further.
Karen Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.2
Based on 24 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.1
Based on 11 answers
Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
Dr. Anita Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.9
Based on 17 answers
The online training has been really good, I can do some online sessions/courses on my own time which is great for time management. The on line class type sessions have been really good too, they provide a great overview with some additional features or where and how to look to make some changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.0
Based on 71 answers
Have a strong internal team. Communicate with your implementation team - they are there to make it work for you. Take the time to really think about how you want the system to work for you - in some cases, you may need to rethink your own business practices to see if you are working harder when the system could do it for you
Brenda Lebo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

It is really nice to have all the various modules available under a single application. This has allowed our organization to rollout to all of our employees and streamline process throughout all levels of employees. We continue to tweak/customize our options knowing that DF is robust application that is continually working on a better experience for the customer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.0
Based on 14 answers
Overall, we are extremely happy with the Dayforce WFM module. Our biggest pain point is concerning the twice annual software upgrades - which is the only reason I haven't rated them as a '10'. Because every customer is configured differently, the upgrades can sometimes have adverse effects on our current configured policies/rules. And although they roll-out the upgraded version in a test environment several weeks before go-live, not all testing is accurate in that environment. Some issues do not present themselves until you are working with live punches.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • There's no paper handling for employee's PTO requests, manager approvals, etc. This is a huge time-saving and hassle-saving aspect of the system.
  • Employees no longer print out their paychecks - it's all on the app. And we pay less for mailing checks all over the place.
  • Employees enroll in their benefits now, which was also a huge time, paper, and cost saving!
  • Employees attest that they received all of their meals and rests via the biometric clocks, so paper doesn't have to be kept - the system tracks that info now.
Jennifer Monson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Paylocity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Paylocity
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.1
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.2
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
5.7
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.7
Paylocity
7.2

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Paylocity

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.0
Paylocity
10.0

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.0
Paylocity

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